Ko Whae Carmen tēnei

Kia takahia te Rori o Cuba ka kite koe i te tāne kākāriki, moroiti hoki i ngā rama whitinga rori, otirā ko te whakaata tērā o Carmen me ana teitei, uru whakapīwari nui hoki. He kaiwhakaatu a Carmen (1936 – 2011), nōna tētahi toa kawhe, he kairau, ko te whakawahine rongonui rawa hoki o tana . I mua noa atu i te kapohanga o tana āhua ki te kiriata, i kōrerotia tana oranga e tēnei wahine hautupua ki te pakipūmeka o Carmen, i te tau 1989, Geoff Steven te ringa tohu. I whakaatuhia te kiriata nei i te Wellington Pride Festival i te tau 2020 me ngā kōrero whakamihi ki a ia me āna kaupapa tuku iho 

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E tika ana ia hei rama kākāriki, Carmen i para i te huarahi ki te ao tika’ o Aotearoa. He mea whakameremere ia i te rori o Cuba i ngā tau 1960, 1970 hoki, ka arua e ia te koromatuatanga o Pōneke i te tau 1977. Ka akia e ia kia heke te pakeke inu ki te 18 tau, kia tuwhera tonu ngā hōtera tae noa ki te 12 i te , kia whai wāhi te mahi kairau ki roto i te ture, me te takatāpuitanga, kia akohia hoki ngā āhuatanga ai ki ngā kura. 

The Carmen Rupe pedestrian crossing light on the corner of Cuba and Vivian Streets, Wellington
Ko te raiti whakawhitinga rori nei o Carmen Rupe kei te koki o ngā Tiriti o Cuba me Vivian i Pōneke.

He haerenga hokinga mahara papai  

He whakawahine te āhua o ēnei hokinga mahara, me te uiui hoki ki tēnei wahine nui. Ka whāia a Carmen e te kāmera i a ia e haere ana ki ngā wāhi nui mōna – ko tana kāinga tupu o Taumarunui, ngā wāhi mahi o mua me ngā rori kua takahia e ia. I tētehi rori i Tāmaki, ka kōrerotia tana pai ki te kuhu kahu wahine, engari ka mauherehia i te tau 1966 te kuhu kahu pērā i waho o te whare. I whakakorehia taua hāmene, engari i mutu ai i reira tana mau kahu tāne. Ka whakaatuhia te āhua moemoeā a Carmen kōtiro (arā a Mika Haka), e hula ana me tana hūtu pango. I a ia e kani ana ka pārekareka haere ana kahu. Ka kuhu i ngā mea wahine – he panekoti poto, he rei, he pani kanohi, ka roa ana makawemutu kau ana kua huka katoa tana kahu me tana pari putiputi. Mutu ana te kanikani me te ātaahua o te panekoti , me tana whakakai kahurangi. Kua tohua e Carmen tana ake mana. 

 

Carmen

 

Tirohia ētahi atu tāngata rongonui i Carmen. Ko Dalvanius Prime tētahi o ngā kaiārahi a Poi E te Rōpū o Pātea me te waiata “Poi E” nāna ngā waiata a te kiriata. Ka puta mai hoki te mata o Georgina Beyer, te mema whakawahine Pāremata tuatahi o Aotearoa. I mua i tana mahinga tōrangapū, he kaiwhakaari ia, he kairau hoki. Ka puta hoki a Carmen ki te pakipūmeka o Georgie Girl, i te tau 2001.  

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He paewhiri kōrero e ana ā ki ngā momo ira a te tangata 

mua tonu i te lockdown, i te Poutūterangi, 2020, ka whakaatungia a Carmen e Ngā Taonga me Te Whare Pukapuka ā-motu. I pātaihia ngā kaikōrero e Gareth Seymour, arā a Taupuariki, a Tuiloma Samu, a Richard Tankersley, a Piri Te Wao rāua ko Karen Te Wao ‘kia whakaarohia te kiriata me tana taonga tuku iho. He rangatira rawa, ka tuia ngā iwi e Carmen e pai ai te noho a te takatāpui ki tana ao.‘ 

 

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Richard Tankersley I whakawhānui i te whakaaro kia pai koe ki a koe anō, kia pai hoki koe ki ki ētahi. E hia ngā whiri i tuakiri te ira, te hia ira, te iwitanga me ētahi atu. E ana ia ‘Kei a tatou anō ō tatou māori... ka hono katoa tātou i runga i te mōhio i ngā āhua o ngā tāngata .

Mehe kei Cuba Stret koe, ā ka tukua koe e Carmen i te huarahi, āta tirohia ngā kanorau i taua takiwā. Kia whakawhiti koe, āta whakaarohia te honotanga o aua haereheoi anō kei a koe anō te tikanga te takatāpui o te āhua o te tirohanga whakamua 

Nā Richard Tankersley I whakawhānui i te whakaaro kia pai koe ki a koe anō, kia pai hoki koe ki ki ētahi.

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ngā kāoarikero 

I tupu a Gareth Seymour i Tokoroa. Ka neke ki Tāmaki Makaurau, ki Kirikiriroa, kei Pōneke ia ināianei. E whā ana tau i Ngā Taonga, he tautoko i ngā mahi Māori.  

E ana a Karen rāua ko Peri Te Wao, kua kaumātua, ana ka kite koe he whakaahua o Chrissie WiToko i tana Whare Kawhe a Evergreen i te Rori o Vivian. He pēnei rāua āi a Carmen, ka tautokohia ngā iwi katoa e Chrissy. Te āhua nei, he tautoko i ngā iwi katoa. Koia te ngako. He iwi marae e whakanui ana i ngā hapori katoa 

He kaitoi takatāpui a a Taupuariki Brightwell o Rarotonga, o Tahiti o te Māori hoki. Ka arohaina e ia ngā mahi toi, ngā kōrero pakiwaitara e ana ki ana tūpuna. E 27 katoa ngā whakatupuranga mahi toi tae noa ki a ia.  

He wahine Hāmoa a Tuiloma Lina-Jodi Vaine Samu i whānau i Aotearoa. I tupu, i kuraina ia i Ōtāhuhu me Māngere. I tuarima ia o ngā tamariki tokoono Tuiloma Molipopo Samu nee Iusitini o Sapunaoa, a Falealili me Pu’apu’a Savai’I, Samoa me Leatufale Lila Samu o Salelesi me Faleula, Upolu Samoa. I te Kāhui Tika Tangata ia e mahi ana, ināianei kua neke ki Te Manatū Iwi Moananui hei ārāhi i ngā mahi hou hei whakaora reo, (hei tautoko i nga rangahaunga tākutatanga). 

He Kaitohutohu Matua a Richard Tankersley ki te Kāreti o ngā Tākuta o Aotearoa. Mai i te 2008 ki te 2017 he Kaikōmihana Tika Tāngata a ia e ārahi ana i ngā mahi ira, ngā āhuatanga ira, tuakiri ira hoki. Kua 20 tau a Richard hei Kaitohutohu te kanorau hei Diversity and Inclusive Consultation Facilitator ki Matariki Services Ltd.

Image Credit: Framegrab of Carmen Rupe from Carmen.

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